Beauty In the Broken
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI
Beauty In the Broken: Mosaic Making Inspired by Visionary Environments
I custom designed a weekend workshop for 14+ adults, making mosaics using mixed media materials and the participants’ own treasures. As inspiration, the workshop included a slide lecture on visionary environments from around the world, along with instruction in tools and cutting techniques, as it was open to all skill levels. Class was held at the James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden, a mythical concrete sculpture environment that is one of the Kohler Foundation’s preserved sites.
Piece by Piece
A Los Angeles based non-profit serving low-income and formerly homeless people. I have been an invited Visiting Artist with the support of NEA grants. My courses are developed especially for their bi-lingual clients who are training in developing mosaic skills.
“Lillian, an awesome class! Eyes were definitely opened and I could see new ideas already forming. You always come so well-prepared and are so articulate in explaining concepts…It makes everyone feel relaxed enough to ask questions and participate more. Thank you for a great, great workshop!!” —Dawn Mendelson, Creative Director
Click on links to see full photo sets from my courses.
2012 Geometric Designs
2011 Artists’ Eye Tour at the Getty Villa
2010 Planning a Mosaic Project
2009 Mind’s Eye Mandala
See also videos “HAND MADE” and “MEANDER”
Specializing in artist-at-work demos, mosaic history, visionary environments, and mosaics of the world from my extensive travels. Selected lectures include: Lod 2.0 Above and Below, Ancient meets Modern, The World Of Mosaic, a 1956 film restoration, Gino Severini Mosaic Master, Modern Women: Trailblazers in Mosaic, Hiding in Plain Site: the Midcentury Mosaics of Marjorie Kreilick, and more. Please inquire if you would like to discuss an educational presentation for your organisation.